Post Journal: Week 7 Reflection (Comparing NCAA and NAIA Regulations)

Following this week, you will have completed your review of NCAA Division I and NAIA legislation. As your studies indicated, the NCAA and NAIA don’t always take the same approach on an issue. For example, NCAA Division I legislation looks at a prospective student-athlete’s grade-point-average, core courses, and standardized test scores to determine initial eligibility. The NAIA focuses on a prospective student-athlete’s grade-point-average, standardized test score, and class rank.

For your journal this week, please select one additional area where NCAA Division I and NAIA legislation differs. Please discuss each bylaw, the differences between the bylaws, why you believe the differences exist, and what you believe to be the better approach.

Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.


2016-17 NAIA Official & Policy Handbook (NAIA, 2016). Retrieved from

2016-17 NCAA Division I Manual (NCAA, 2016). Retrieved from